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International collaboration between Canada, Mexico and the United States on environmental issues of common interest

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#CEC31: 31st Annual Council Session and JPAC Public Forum

From 24 to 26 June 2024

Mark your calendar for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) 31st annual Council Session and Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Public Forum, to be held 24–26 June 2024 in Wilmington, North Carolina under the theme “Strengthening Environmental Justice through Community Empowerment.”




Featured Project

Preventing and Reducing Food Loss and Waste – Continued Outreach, Enhancement and Promotion of CEC Related Products and Stakeholder Engagement

2021 Active Green Growth

Food loss and waste (FLW) is an increasingly important issue in Canada, Mexico and the United States, where close to 170 million tonnes of food produced for human consumption are lost and wasted each year—across the food supply chain, including in pre-harvest and consumer sectors. Disposal of food waste in landfills produces methane, a powerful...

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Preventing and Reducing Food Loss and Waste

Featured Publication

Increase Genetic Resilience

An Adaptation Brief

March 24, 2022 3 pages Ecosystems

The Adaptation Briefs demonstrate how different adaptation strategies reduce vulnerabilities to key climate stressors and include case studies where these strategies have been implemented. The briefs complement the Climate Adaptation Toolkit, which contains tools to help MPA practitioners evaluate the vulnerability of their sites to climate change and identify appropriate adaptation strategies.

This brief highlights examples of adaptation actions that increase genetic resilience.

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We conduct research, provide tools and training, and provide a unique space for decision-makers and the public to engage on environmental policy issues affecting the North American region.